FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The final outing for the Christmas symbol this year, at the end of the Boxing Day schedule.
[00:00:00] CLOCK: a fairly standard closedown announcement from Peter Brook, with the usual reminder about BBC Radio 2 overnight programmes – with a particular mention for Jean Challis’ Night Ride, which was currently on air.
[00:00:25] IDENT: a lengthy playout of the 1986 BBC One Christmas symbol, accompanied by the National Anthem.
Only a few years later and this ident would probably have been considered too jolly to be accompanied by the National Anthem. For example, the 1992 ident was not played out at closedown. It was replaced by a picture of the Queen.
PICTURED: BBC One clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.